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Lichen planus pigmentosus inversus: 3 cases

Asmae Lahlou, Sara Elloudi, Salim Gallouj, Fatima-Zohra Mernissi


Lichen planus pigmentosus-inversus is a rare variant of lichen planus pigmentosus. The eruption of lichen planus pigmentosus-inversus occurs mainly in the flexural regions and presents with brownish macules and patches. Here we describe three cases of woman who presented with hyperpigmented lesions at the different body folds. Physical examination revealed multiple brownish macules and patches on the intertriginous area without pruritis, and histologic findings showed a regressive pattern of lichen planus. These clinical and histological findings were consistent with a diagnosis of lichen planus pigmentosus-inversus.

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